Changing feedstocks, high energy costs, and ever-increasing environmental regulation have dramatically changed refinery and chemical monomer plant operations.
Environmental pressures are particularly acute in this sector given the dwindling supplies of natural reserves and the effects of climate change. Increasingly severe environmental protection laws dictate cleaner refining processes and fuels, coupled with lower emission levels. This is particularly challenging given the dwindling quality of crude oil reserves, as evidenced in rising sulfur levels.
In addition, globalization is raising the efficiency bar. Capital investment constraints are encouraging refinery operators to look for alternative ways of increasing efficiency, reducing bottlenecks and capitalizing on lower-grade crude. Industrial gases can play a vital role in meeting these challenges.
Refineries and chemical processing plants use a wide variety of gases in processing:
Nitrogen – used for blanketing , inerting, mixing and pressure transfer
Oxygen – For water treatment, and process oxygen enrichment , most notably in Claus, oxidations and FCC processes
Hydrogen- For desulfurization, hydrogenations and hydrocracking
Carbon Dioxide- for pH control and water treatment
Specialty Gases- for testing, compliance, monitoring and analytical needs
Our industrial and specialty gases are available in cylinder or bulk form. You may also have the option of pipeline delivery or on-site production for larger volumes. For your peace of mind, our trained experts can also manage your gas installation. Our expertise will bring you quality and environmental benefits in the following areas in particular:
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- Specialty Gases for Petrochemical Processing
- Specialty Gases for Process Control
- Specialty Gases for Confined Space Monitoring
- Specialty Gases for Natural Gas Trading
- Specialty Gases for Emissions Trading
- Specialty Gases for Stack Emissions Monitoring
- Specialty Gases for Calorimetric Measurement
- Specialty Gases for Explosimetry